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Steam & Gas Show

Saturday’s adventures started for my father very early in the morning. He was going to work on my car a bit, but it rained, so he had to wait until it stopped raining and dried off some before working on my car. He’d bought parts for it earlier in the week, which I’d mentioned in an earlier post, that he was going to install. As far as I know everything went smoothly but we had things to do, places to go and people to see, so at noon he decided to stop working and get cleaned up so we could go to the Steam & Gas Show in Federalsburg. This is the first time I’ve ever gone to one. It was pretty neat.

For those that don’t know what I mean by Steam & Gas Show – it’s a show where people bring together gadgets that have been invented over the years to show them off, from steam tractors and engines to gas tractors and engines, and even in some cases old washing machines. They have them every year on the Eastern Shore of MD – and variant farming towns have their own shows. People come from various states to show off their wares and with some of the Steam Engines they even have demonstrations. Many of the inventions were invented by the Scottish, which is a fact that my father is rather proud of, considering our heritage. His great grandfather was the first of his father’s side of the family to travel to the United States. He’s all RAR, all the best inventions were made by Scots, RAR, which is essentially true. We walked through the various exhibits and even watched a few of the demonstrations. The Steam Engines were powered by burning coal and steaming water, much like locomotive engines.

However the day was hot and we had other things to do, so we eventually left to go do some minor shopping. We made our way to Walmart, boo hiss, to get a few things for our fishing trip for Sunday, and then to Autozone to pick up one more thing apparently needed for my car. Unfortunately, the teller at Walmart did not give us everything, so we needed to make another run into Easton from Centreville, an 80 mile drive round trip, just to get Sun Tan Lotion and Freezer Packs for our cooler. However, we did stop by Greensboro on the way to try out the new tiny Italian restaurant. Good food. Yum. But the cheesesteak did not taste normal. Mind you, it was good… but the taste was still very different.


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Dec. 10th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
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